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11 February 2013: Benedict XVI announced abdication

On this dark day in 2013, Pope Benedict XVI announced that he was to resign his office at Bishop of Rome.  He would step down on 28 February. He announced to a hastily assembled consistory of Cardinals and others: Dear Brothers, … Continue reading

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Rutler on the Pope’s abdication

Someone forwarded what Fr. George Rutler contributed to Crisis about the Pope’s abdication.  Let’s have a look with my emphases and comments. Benedict’s Decision in the Light of Eternity What God knows is not necessarily what God wills. Each pope is guaranteed … Continue reading

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